Jason Becker’s story is truly one of brilliance, talent, determination, adversity, and ultimately, triumph. With the release of his long-awaited new album 'Triumphant Hearts' set for December 7th, Jason takes some time out to chat with Guitar Interactive Magazine about the inception and culmination of this tremendous project, as well as giving us some insight into his unique process for visualising and notating music, and even how he manages to keep his hair looking so great.
Already a household name for his noted bass guitar work with rock giants Mr Big and the original lineup of the David Lee Roth band—Billy Sheehan is back at it again with progressive metal supergroup Sons of Apollo featuring drummer Mike Portnoy, keyboardist Derek Sherinian, vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, and guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal. Nick Jennisoncaught up with Billy during the band's London stop on their recent UK tour.
Guitar Interactive Magazine also catches up with Wisconsin born blues-rock guitarist and vocalist, Jared James Nichols during the London leg of his UK tour supporting hard rock legends, L.A. Guns. Gi editor Jonathan Grahamsits down with Jared to discuss his unique approach to guitar playing, his recording and touring plans for 2019 and also the possibility some brand new signature gear on the horizon.
In this issue's Guitar Interactive Tech Session, Jamie Humphriesdelves deep into the unique twin guitar style of one of the biggest-selling rock bands of the 1980s, Def Leppard. Jamie explores the group's distinctive approach to composing guitar riffs and lead lines in this exclusive lesson that you definitely won’t want to miss. But if that’s not enough, don’t forget all of our exclusive lessons this issue from Danny Gill, Nick Jennison and Chris Buck.
As usual, with every issue, we have a whole host of the latest and best gear reviews from around the world of guitar, with our team of world-class gear reviewers offering their unique insight, expertise, and personality which as always, we hope you will enjoy.